Friends of Westerly Library Summer Book Sale

The Friends of the Westerly Library will hold its annual Summer Book Sale beginning with a preview on Tuesday, July 9, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. The sale continues through Saturday, July 13.

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Thursday, July 4

Stonington Parade

10 a.m.; Wadwanuck Square, Stonington.

Stonington’s July Fourth Parade will kick off from Wadwanuck Square and meander along the streets of the borough. The parade will be followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence, an ice cream social and a free concert.

Independence Day Celebration

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport will host an Independence Day celebration featuring boat races, military exercises, an old-fashioned spelling bee for children, picnic at noon and a parade at 1 p.m. An 1876 Independence Day ceremony followed by a concert featuring the Mystic Silver Cornet Band will be held on the Village Green. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

Groton Parade

10 a.m.; Route 1, Groton.

Olympic Gold Medalist winner Kara Wolters will be the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Groton 4th of July parade. The parade will run along Route 1 from Poquonnock Plains Park to the Groton Shopping Plaza on Drozdyk Drive. For more information, call 860-536-5682.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by Grant Maloy Smith, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

Independence Day celebration

5 p.m.; Old Mountain Field, Route 108, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Independence Day celebration will include music, children’s activities, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. Activities begin at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. For more information, call 401-789-9301.

Superchief Trio

7 p.m.; The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

The Towers will host a performance by Superchief Trio. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit thetowersri.com or call 401–782–2597.

July 4, 5, 6

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Jaws.”

Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Friday, July 5

Opening reception

5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s July exhibit, “Passing Through.” The exhibit will run from July 3 through 28. Featured artists will be Helen Roy and Anna Shaw. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit westerly arts.com or call 401-596-2221 for more information.

“Snow White”

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck

Theatre by the Sea will present “Snow White” as part of its 2019 Children’s Festival. Tickets can be purchased by calling 401–782–8587. Visit theatrebythesea.com for more information.

Black Tie Band

6 p.m., at Gazebo Park, 5 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

Black Tie Band will perform as part of the Gazebo Summer Concert Series. The concert is free.

July 5 - 21

“Barefoot in the Park”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present the comedy “Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

July 5 - 7

“The Comedy of Errors”

7 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Flock Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in Wilcox Park. Performances will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.

July 5 - 27

“The Book Club”

7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.

Contemporary Theater Company will present the comedy, “The Book Club,” by Karen Zacarías. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

July 5 - 31

“Two Gentlemen

of Verona”

7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona” on the theater’s patio on banks of the Saugatucket River. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays and are free. For more information, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

Saturday, July 6

English CountryDance

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5662 Post Road, Charlestown.

An English Country Dance will be held with instruction by Val Medve and live music by John Cook, Jennaabi Finlay, Vince O’Donnell and Paul Wilde. All dances are taught; no experience or partner is needed. Admission to dance is $12; $10 with subscription card. Visit kingstonenglishcountrydance.org for more information.

Prosecco with Penguins

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Mystic Aquarium’s Prosecco with Penguins will feature music by Ben Freiert, a complimentary prosecco, wine or beer and gourmet bites as well as African penguins and their trainer. A full cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Guests must be age 21 or over to attend. For tickets or more information, visit mysticaquarium.org.

All Ages Hike

10 a.m.; Browning Woods Trail, Shannock Road, South Kingstown.

The South Kingstown Land Trust will host an all-ages hike in its largest land holding through pine and oak forest and past stone walls. The hike will be three miles, though it can be shorten to one mile if desired. Children and leashed dogs are welcome. The event is free. Visit sklt.org/events-calendar/ for more information.

July 6, 7

Niantic Lions Club Arts & Crafts Show

Various times; East Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic.

The Niantic Lions 59th annual Arts and Craft Show will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be 160 artists and craftsmen from across New England displaying their works. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking and shuttle buses will be available at designated parking areas. All proceeds will go to Lions Club charities.

Monday, July 8

Wilcox Park and Downtown Tour

6:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St. Westerly

Babcock-Smith House Museum volunteers will lead a free tour of downtown Westerly granite buildings, monuments and architectural features as well as Wilcox Park. The tour will begin at the Columbus statue in Wilcox Park. There is a rain date of Thursday, July 11. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Monday Night Jams

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Green Tea will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Monday Concert

7:30 p.m.; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.

Theatre by the Sea Monday Concert series will host A Broadway Celebration with five Broadway vocalists to perform a medley of music. For tickets or more information, visit 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.

Tuesday, July 9

Watch Hill Sunset Concert

6 p.m.; Village Green, Bay Street, Watch Hill

The Watch Hill Sunset Concert series will host a performance by Jake Kulak and the Lowdown. The concert is free. Raindate is the following Tuesday. Visit facebook.com/ Watch- Hill- Sunset-Concerts for more information.

Movies on the Beach

8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

“Paddington 2” will be shown on a big screen on the beach. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit westerlychamber.org or call 401-596-7761.

Beatriz Williams

6:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books and the Mystic Museum of Art will host a book release party for bestselling author Beatriz Williams' new novel, “The Golden Hour.” The event will include light bites, champagne cocktails, music and door prizes. Tickets are $10 or $7 with the advance purchase of the book. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Summer Sounds concert series

7 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will perform at the 23rd annual Summer Sounds concert series. The concert is free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

July 9 - 13

Summer Book Sale

Various times; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Friends of the Westerly Library Summer Book sale will run Tuesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Tuesday, there is an entry fee of $15, free for Friends members, and free admission for all on Wednesday through Saturday. On Saturday, a bag of books will cost only $10. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 10

Blues on the Beach

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Bobby Christina and Friends will perform at the as part of Blues on the Beach. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series

5:30 p.m.; Pleasant View Inn back parking lot, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The weekly Westerly Track & Athletic Club Tom McCoy Family Fun Run series features a children’s 1/3 mile run, followed by 1-mile and 5K run. Walkers and runners welcome. The event is free. Visit westerlytrackclub.org for more information.

Layng Martine Jr.

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with local author Layng Martine Jr. for the book “Permission to Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Thursday, July 11

Sugar

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Sugar will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by 33 Camden, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

July 11 – 21

“Oedipus Rex”

Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Flock Theatre will present Sophocles’’ “Oedipus Rex.” For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.

July 11, 12, 13

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

July 12 - Aug. 3

“Calendar Girls”

8 p.m.; Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin.

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will present the comedy, “Calendar Girls,” by Tim Firth, and directed by Kris McMurray. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets or more information, call 860-829-1248 or visit ctcabaret.com.

Friday, July 12

Exhibit Opening

5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center will host an opening reception for the annual Stonington Artists’ exhibit. The show will feature creations in various media by artists from Pawcatuck, Stonington and Mystic. The show will be on display through Aug. 31. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

The Eagles Experience

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host tribute band The Eagles Experience. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Saturday, July 13

Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Various locations.

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host its fourth biennial “Enchanting Gardens by the Sea” garden tour. The tour will feature nine gardens in southern Rhode Island. Registration and check in will be at the South County Health Medical Center, 268 Post Road, Westerly. For tickets or moreinformation, visit Jonnycake.org/events or call 401-377-8069. Proceeds raised support the center’s food pantry and social services operations and education programming.

Italian Street Festival

Noon to 9 p.m.; Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly.

An Italian Street Festival will be held in conjunction with the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast.

Wilcox Park

Tree Tours

10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. The tours will include the park’s 28 Big Trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry and 9 Champion trees. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Quilts for a Cause

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dunn’s Corner Community Church Presbyterian, 221 Post Road, Westerly.

Dunn’s Corner Community Church Presbyterian will host a show, Quilts for a Cause, to showcase the quilts and dresses made as part of the church ’s sewing mission supporting Quilts Beyond Borders and Dress a Girl Around the World before they are sent to those in need. Fabric donations of 100 percent cotton are appreciated. For more information, visit dunnscornerschurch.org.

Artist reception

5 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

The Ocean House will host a wine and cheese reception for plein air painter Teek Eaton –Koch in the Living Room. The event is free and open to ages 21 and over. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, email Lisa Szaro at lszaro@oceanhouseri.com.

Chris Jones and Tom Viertel in conversation

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center and Bank Square Books will host Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones, in conversation with Broadway producer Tom Viertel. Jones will discuss his new book “Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

July 13, 14

Wickford Art Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wickford Village, Route 1A, North Kingstown.

The 57th annual Wickford Art Festival will feature over 200 fine artists from all over New England who will exhibit and sell their art. Admission is free. For more information, visit wickfordart.org or call 401-294- 6840.

Sunday, July 14

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast concert and fireworks

8 p.m.; Cimalore Field, Wilson St., Westerly.

The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast will host a performance by The Westerly Band and fireworks.

Salt Marsh Opera at the Lighthouse

6 p.m.; Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Historical Society will host Music at the Lighthouse with Salt Marsh Opera. The performance will include opera arias and popular Broadway songs featuring Sarah Nordin, mezzo soprano, Tyler Putnam, bass, and Dan Franklin Smith, pianist. Attendees are invited to bring picnics, blanket and lawn chairs. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children under age 14. Tickets are available at Tom’s News Stand, 133 Water St., or by calling Salt Marsh Opera at 860-535-0753. For more information, visit saltmarshopera.org. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 4.

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